MPPSC 2023: MP PSC Notification, Prelims, Mains Exam Date 2023

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
MPPSC Prelims answer key released on 24th May 2023. The exam was held in two shifts for GS Paper 1 & CSAT Paper 2. Candidates should stay in touch and keep checking for further updates & start preparing for the MPPSC Mains exam.
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The GS Paper 1 and CSAT Paper 2 MPPSC Prelims Answer Key has been made available. On May 21, 2023, the Prelims test was successfully held. For candidates from the state of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the most well-liked tests. For those hoping to work in state government, this is a fantastic opportunity. The number of openings was recently enhanced by the Madhya Pradesh Commission from 427 to 456. Preliminary, Main, and Interview rounds make up the three stages of the MPPSC hiring process.

The State Services Examination is administered by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. The most prestigious exam in the state to choose applicants for gazetted positions is the MPPSC exam. For these State Civil Services, which include the State Police Services and positions like Naib Tehsildar, many applicants submit applications.

MPPSC 2023

MPPSC exam 2023 is held in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Application is the first and foremost step in the recruitment process. It is advisable to check eligibility before filling out the MPPSC application to ensure success in the further process.

MPPSC exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the various civil service posts in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Qualifying each stage to move forward in the selection process is important. Only a handful of candidates get through the exam due to high competition.

MPPSC Latest Updates

Every year, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission holds State Civil Service examinations for a variety of positions. Additionally, the hiring processes for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 are already underway. Some recently took the Mains exam in 2023, while others are still awaiting the results. Candidates applying this year must be informed of the MPPSC 2023 recruiting process because the 2023 exam cycle has also started.

  • 24th May 2023: MPPSC Prelims Answer Key Released
  • 21st May 2023: MPPSC Prelims exam date
  • 14th May 2023: Prelims admit card released
  • 10th Jan-16th Feb 2023: Online application dates [extended]
  • 30th December 2022: MPPSC 2023 notification released

MPPSC 2023 Answer Key

MP State Commission has announced the official MPPSC answer key 2023 on the website after the exam was successfully conducted on 21st May, 2023 (Sunday). Candidates can check the Prelims answer key for Papers 1 and 2 from the direct links which have been provided here for the ease of the candidates.

Candidates who appeared in the MPPSC exam held on 21st May 2023, and those who are planning to appear in the next cycle, can check the questions and their respective answers from the available answer keys. All answers have been confirmed after due verification by the subject experts. Therefore, candidates can refer to these answer keys without any concerns until the official ones are released.

MPPSC 2023 Notification

On December 30, 2022, the Madhya Pradesh Public Services Commission announced the MPPSC 2023 notification for all applicants who wish to sit for the state civil service examination. A number of openings in the State Administrative Services, Deputy District President, District Registrar, Chief Municipal Officer, and other positions in various departments of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission are filled through recruiting.

Download: MPPSC Notification 2023 PDF

Preliminary, Main, and Interview exams make up the three stages of the MPPSC SSE selection process. Candidates may now also apply for the State Forest Service exam in addition to the State Service Exam, according to a recent announcement. At the preliminary stage, there will be a combined exam for State Service and State Forest. Despite the fact that a separate announcement regarding the State Forest Service test was made.

MPPSC Exam Date 2023

The MPPSC test date 2023 is made public by the Commission along with the PDF notification. The dates for the exam and online applications are listed below for candidates. The full schedule of activities that will be carried out throughout the recruitment cycle should be clearly known to applicants.

MPPSC 2023 Exam Date
Particulars Dates
MPPSC Notification 2023 Release Date 30th December 2022
Online Application Dates 10th January – 16th February 2023
Prelims Admit Card Download Date 14th May 2023
MPPSC Exam Date 2023 for Prelims 21st May 2023
Prelims Answer Key Release 24th May 2023
MPPSC 2023 Result Declaration Date 12 July 2023
Mains Exam Date  30 October to 4th November 2023
Interview Date To be notified

What is MPPSC exam?

MPPSC is the State Service Exam (SSE) of Madhya Pradesh. It examines candidates to recruit them for State Services (Rajya Seva Pariksha) & Forest Services. The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission invites candidates to join the State Service Examination every year for the posts of Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Commercial Tax Officer, etc. The selection of the candidates is done through three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

MPPSC Exam 2023: Overview

Here is a brief description of the important details of the MPPSC exam. Aspirants must check the exam details before proceeding with the application and preparation.

MPPCS 2023 Details
Exam Name MPPSC State Services Exam
Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
Mode of the examination Online
Exam Stages Three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test
Exam Frequency Once a year
Eligibility Criteria Graduation
Language of the exam English & Hindi

MPPSC Eligibility 2023

MPPSC eligibility helps aspirants to know whether they are eligible to apply for the exam or not. The eligibility criteria include nationality, educational qualification, and age limit. In addition to this, a candidate must also fulfill the physical requirements given for candidates who apply for the post of Home (Police) Department, Sub-Inspector, etc,

MPPSC Eligibility 2023- Nationality

According to the recent criteria mentioned by the Madhya Pradesh Commission under the MPPSC Eligibility, the applicant must be a citizen of India.

MPPSC Age Limit

Falling under the required age bracket is very important for exam applicants. The candidates willing to apply for the MP PCS exam must be between 21- 40 years. MPPSC age limit varies for different types of posts and categories. The age limit guidelines differ for women as well.

Post Type Minimum age Maximum age For Women (UR, PwD), Men, Women (SC, ST, OBC, etc)
Non-Uniformed Post 21 years 40 years 45 years
Uniformed-Post 21 years 33 years 38 years

MPPSC Age Relaxation

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission mentioned the age relaxation for different categories for the State Service exam in its official notification.

Category Age Relaxation
All women candidates, irrespective of their domicile 10 years
Physically-handicapped 5 years
SC/ST/OBC Domiciles of MP 5 years
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam’s bonafide repatriate of Indian origin holding an Indian Passport 3 years
Personnel from Defence Services 3 years
Defense Services Personnel 3 years
Divorcee, Widow, or abandoned at the time of her first appointment. 5 years
Test Series holders under the Family Welfare Programme. 2 years
Vikram Award-winning sportsman, as per MPPSC General AD Memo. 5 years

MPPSC Educational Qualification

Any candidate possessing a Graduate degree is eligible to apply for the MP PCS exam. Candidates in the final year of graduation (waiting for his/her result) are also eligible to apply for the MP State Services Examination. As per the MPPSC Eligibility, the candidate must have a valid Graduation degree from a Government recognized institute.

MPPSC Physical Eligibility

For MPPSC posts like Home (Police) Department, Sub-Inspector, etc, there is a physical requirement of Minimum Standard For Height and Chest Girth. Check the details below.

Post Height Chest Girth (in cms)
Without Expansion Fully Expanded
Home (Police) Department Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 NA NA
District Excise Officer Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 NA NA
Superintendent, District Jail Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 NA NA
Transport Sub-Inspector Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 NA NA

MPPSC 2023 Vacancy

Along with the announcement PDF, which allows applicants to view MPPSC SSE vacancies by department and category, the MPPSC vacancy 2023 is announced. With the issuing of the notification, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission already announced 427 vacancies.

The Commission recently announced the addition of 29 vacancies to the list in a statement. As a result, there are now 456 openings. This gives aspirant candidates an advantage to work hard and dominate the competition.

Apply Online for MP PCS 2023

On January 10, 2023, the MPPSC State Services Exam 2023 online application was made available. The online application period ran from January 10 through February 16, 2023. Candidates must adhere to the instructions for the application to avoid complications.

How to Apply for MPPSC SSE 2023 Exam?

  • Visit the official website of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • Register using a valid email id and mobile number.
  • Login using the credentials received.
  • Fill in the MPPSC application form with the required details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents.
  • Finally, proceed to the application fee payment to complete the process.

MP PCS Application Fee

The online application fees is important to check before filling out the application. Applications without the fee are rejected in the first scrutiny.



SC/ST/OBC/PWD of Madhya Pradesh




MPPSC SSE Selection Process

The MPPSC Selection Process is meant for selecting eligible candidates for the released vacancies across various departments. The MP State Services Examination consists of three phases-

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type with Four Options).
  • Mains Examination (Written/Subjective examination).
  • Interview (Personality Test).

All candidates who apply for the MP PCS recruitment are supposed to appear in all three levels of the selection process. Candidates who will be able to clear the Prelims exam will only be called for Mains. Those who will be able to crack the Mains exam will have to sit for a Personal Interview.

MPPSC SSE Exam Pattern

The first important step before starting the preparation is to refer to the exam pattern. It explains the entire exam schedule including the paper pattern, medium, time duration, subjects, etc for MP State Services Examination. As per the MPPSC exam pattern, both Prelims and Mains exams will be held in offline mode which is the pen and paper mode. 

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

As per the MPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims, it comprises two compulsory papers of objective type with two sections, i.e. General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2/CSAT Paper/Aptitude Paper. There is no negative marking in the examination.






General Studies

200 marks

2 hours


Aptitude test

200 marks

2 hours

MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

As per the MP PSC Mains Exam Pattern, the exam consists of 6 papers. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in all the sections to move to the next stage of the Interview.






General Study-I

03 Hours



General Study-II

03 Hours



General Study-III

03 Hours



General Study-IV

03 Hours



General Hindi

02 Hours



Essay writing

02 Hours


MPPSC Interview

The MPPSC Personality Test / Interview comprises 175 marks. The marks secured in this stage will be added to the final merit list including the Mains scores. The final score will determine the candidates’ final result. The final merit is calculated by adding all marks obtained in the Main and Interview Examination by the Candidates. i.e.

  • Mains Marks– 1400
  • Interview Marks– 175
  • Final Merit List- 1575

MPPSC 2023 Syllabus

MPPSC syllabus is informed to the candidates along with the exam notification. The syllabus gives candidates clarity about the important topics and subjects that are asked in the exam. The syllabus of the MP PCS exam is divided into Prelims and Mains syllabi. Each of them contains different sections which include questions based on the History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus Paper 1: General Studies

The MP State Commission has notified a detailed syllabus for the Preliminary exam, yet there are several topics in the subject where the number of questions asked is more than the rest. We have analyzed those topics in conjunction with the MPPSC syllabus, and applicants should review them several times before taking the final exam.

Sections Topics
History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

Major events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh

Contribution of Madhya Pradesh to the freedom movement

Major arts and Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh

Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh

Major festivals, Folk music, Folk arts, and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh

Important Literature of Madhya Pradesh and their Literature

Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh

Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh

History of India

Major Features, Events, and Administrative, Social, and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India

Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries

Independence Struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom

Integration and Reorganization of India After Independence

Major Features, Events, and Administrative, Social, and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India

Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries

Independence Struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom

Integration and Reorganization of India After Independence

Geography of Madhya Pradesh

Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains, and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh

The climate of Madhya Pradesh

Natural and Mineral Resources of Madhya Pradesh

Transport in Madhya Pradesh

Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh

Agriculture, Animal husbandry, and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh

Geography of the World and India

Physical Geography: Physical Features and Natural Regions

Natural Resources: Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari

Social Geography: Population-related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy)

Economic Geography: Natural and Human Resources (Industry, Modes of Transport)

Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the World

Natural Resources of the World

Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources

Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh

Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court)

The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh

The economy of Madhya Pradesh

Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh

Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh

Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh

Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Madhya Pradesh, and Major Welfare Schemes of State

Constitution Government and Economy of India

Government India Act 1919 and 1935

Constituent Assembly

Union Executive, President, and Parliament

Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State Policy

Constitutional Amendments

Supreme Court and Judicial System

Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import, and Export

Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Science and Technology

Basic Principles of Science

Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their Achievements, Satellite and Space Technology

Environment and Biodiversity

Ecological System

Nutrition, Food, and Nutrients

Human Body

Agricultural Product Technology

Food Processing

Health Policy and Programmes

Pollution, Natural Disasters, and Management

Current International and National Affairs

Important Personalities and Places

Major Events

Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions, and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh

Information and Communication Technology

Electronics, Information, and Communication Technology

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security


Internet and Social Networking Sites


National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

Election Commission of India

State Election Commission

Union Public Service Commission

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

Comptroller and Auditor General

NITI Aayog

Human Rights Commission

Women Commission

Child Protection Commission

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission

Backward class Commission

Information Commission

Vigilance Commission

National Green Tribunal

Food Preservation Commission etc.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus: Paper 2, General Aptitude Test



General Aptitude


Interpersonal skills, including communication skill

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Decision-making and problem-solving

General mental ability

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.-Class X level)

Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

The Mains syllabus of the MPPSC exam consists of 6 papers with different topics and sub-topics that need to be covered. Candidates are required to score well in each section to score decent marks so that they are able to get through the Mains and reach the stage of the interview. Broadly, the MPPCS Mains syllabus is as follows:-

Paper Subjects
GS 1 History, Geography
GS 2 Constitution, Security, Social Issues, Economics, International Organization
GS 3 General Science, Environment & Sustainable Development, Science & Technology, Reasoning & Data Interpretation
GS 4 Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers, Human needs and Motivation, Aptitude, Corruption, Emotional intelligence, Case studies
GS 5 General Hindi & Grammar
GS 6 Hindi Essay

MPPSC 2023 Salary

The popularity of the MP PCS exam among candidates is mainly because of the salary offered for the posts. Various posts in recruitment come with one of the most handsome salaries for any state job. Given below is the MPPSC salary for various posts in the organization. 

Along with the competitive salary offered by the Madhya Pradesh government, candidates will also be eligible for a number of other bonuses, perks, and allowances.

Post Pay Scale
State Administrative Service and Deputy Collector Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
State Police Service and Deputy Superintendent of Police Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Finance Department (लेखाधिकारी,सहायक संचालक इत्यादि) Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Public Relations Department Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Food, Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs Department Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
School Education Department Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Social Justice & Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Revenue Department (नायब तहसीलदार) Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)
Finance Department (मध्य प्रदेश अधीनस्थ लेखा सेवा) Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)

How to Prepare for MPPSC 2023 Exam?

Preparing for one of the most popular and prestigious government exams is surely not going to be easy. Cracking a tough exam requires sincerity, dedication, and a goal-based approach. The MP PCS exam preparation requires a well-planned MPPSC study plan, expert guidance, and regular revision for the exam.

Read in detail How to Prepare for MPPSC 2023? We have mentioned some of the most useful study resources required for comprehensive exam preparation.

MPPSC Previous Year Question Papers

A candidate must solve the previous year’s question paper of the MP PCS exam. Solving MPPSC Previous Years Paper gives candidates knowledge about the questions that were asked in previous years.

  • Solving previous papers can assist in gaining a better understanding of the test pattern.
  • Allows aspirants to layout a smart approach to covering the entire MPPSC exam preparation 
  • By practicing the MP PCS past question papers with time allocation, candidates may chase time constraints and better results.
  • Important subjects with significant weight can be easily categorized.

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MPPSC 2023 Cutoff

MP PCS cut-off is the minimum mark the candidates must score to qualify for the exam. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission releases the MPPSC cutoff along with the result. Candidates can check out the previous year’s cut-off marks for their knowledge and analyze well.

MPPSC Prelims Cutoff Marks 2020

Category Gender Cut-off Marks
UR Open 140
  Female 138
SC Open 130
  Female 128
ST Open 120
  Female 118
OBC Open 132
  Female 130
EWS Open 132
  Female 1380

MPPSC Prelims Cutoff 2018



UR (Male)


UR (Female)


SC (Male)


SC (Female)


ST (Male)




OBC (Male)


OBC (Female)


Read: MPPSC Prelims Cut off in Hindi

MPPSC 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the MP PCS exam is released on the official website for the Prelims, Mains, and Interviews separately. The MPPSC Admit Card for Prelims has already been released by the MP Commission on 14th May 2023. Candidates can download their call letter till 21st May 2023.

Steps to download MPPSC Admit Card

All details regarding the exam venue, reporting time, and exam instructions are mentioned in the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates are required to use their application number and password and enter the captcha.

  • Finally, click on the login button.
  • The MPPSC Prelims Admit Card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of it.

MPPSC 2023 Result

MPPSC Result 2023 shall be announced in three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. Candidates can check the MP Civil Service result through the direct link that shall be updated once each stage’s results are released.

MPPSC Exam Analysis

Candidates can read the MPPSC Exam Analysis to gain insight into the exam. Candidates get the Prelims question paper and answer key by downloading them. The following information is included in the Prelims exam analysis:

  • Topic-wise questions & difficulty level
  • MPPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023
  • MPPSC Prelims question paper
  • Expected Prelims Cutoff 2023

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